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A term coined by Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961) to denote a seemingly significant coincidence in time of two or more events that are related but not causally connected, as when a dream turns out to correspond to an external event or when close relatives or friends have similar thoughts, dreams, or experiences at the same time. See also analytical psychology. [From Greek synchronos simultaneous, from syn together + chronos time + Latin -itas indicating a state or condition]

Subjects: Psychology.

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